Jan 19, 2013 7:00am EST
of michelle obama into this but at the same time respecting and valuing the tradition that is america's. >> the first lady's public and private lives, cspan is teaming up with the white house historical association for a first of its kind -- an original series for television, "first ladies, influence and image" airing over two seasons. >> i, >hussein obama, do solemnly swear that i will execute the office of president of the united states faithfully -- >> that i will execute -- >> office of president united states faithfully -- >> chief justice john roberts administered the oath to barack obama on january 20, 2009, there was a major problem. roberts was supposed to say that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. barack obama stopped, paused, smiled as if to say, c'mon, man, this is my big day. you have to get this right. unfortunately, he did not get it right. so the very next night in the white house, they did it again. this tom roberts use notes which he had not used a first time and they got it right >> jim bendat walks through the history of democ
Jan 20, 2013 7:00am EST
inaugural committee host: first lady michelle obama just turned 49 last week. she will have a big role during the next couple of days. here is take tweed ♪t the more private ceremony today will include a bible for the first lady. also, another first for this president being sworn in on mlk and the last time that happened was with bill clinton. we will share with you some thoughts by jerry is joining us from detroit on the democrats' line, good morning. caller: what makes this inauguration so much more significant that it is taking place on martin luther king jr. birthday. dr. king was certainly a hero of mine and certainly to president obama. and certainly to anyone who believes in equality and social justice. host: on the republican line, steve is joining us from virginia, good morning. caller: is important to look at what has been accomplished in the first four years. the values the -- the value of united states dollar has been reduced by 50% and the value of gold has gone up. everybody on welfare has half as much money to use and all the contributors have golden safety deposit box
Jan 22, 2013 7:00am EST
is the president's legacy as far as how we interact with congress? guest: mitch mcconnell/joe biden -- michelle obama was rolling her eyes at the inaugural luncheon yesterday, supposedly. john boehner talked behind her and i don't think there is a love lost between john boehner and barack obama. it was going so badly recently in december that john boehner stepped aside and the vice president and minority leader of the senate had to take over. at this point, you have the president and john boehner not committing to talk to each other about the next spending fight. that is not a good sign. host: what will they second obama term mean for the supreme court? guest: there are many big issues. i suppose there is the possibility of another supreme court appointment. that is always a moment re- litigate a lot of big social issues before the country. i think we will be looking at potentially historic rulings on affirmative action, on gay marriage, all kinds of economic issues. if he goes ahead on climate change, i don't know if it will get to the supreme court, but that will be litigious in the extreme.